George Osborne

Why the fuss over The Spectator’s sale?

30 March 2024 9:00 am

This diary is late. Two months late. The columnists who missed my Evening Standard deadlines often had elaborate excuses. Mine…


16 September 2023 9:00 am


11 March 2023 9:00 am

Boris’s final days in No. 10

16 July 2022 9:00 am

‘So what did he say?’ I asked the ministerial friend who went to tell Boris last week he had to…

My encounter with Sue Gray

29 January 2022 9:00 am

I only voted in one no-confidence motion. The leader was Iain Duncan Smith, and it was a bit awkward. I…

My night of nostalgia with Boris and co.

30 October 2021 9:00 am

Rishi Sunak had a pre-game Twix and a Sprite to prepare for this week’s impressive Budget. I used to have…

George Osborne: Why I’m going into banking

27 February 2021 9:00 am

Spring in Somerset — again. If someone had told me last February that I’d spend seven of the next 12…

What I miss about general elections

23 November 2019 7:00 pm

One thing I miss about taking part in a general election is the travel. Really. I loved it. In 2015,…

George Osborne: The temptation of voting Lib Dem

23 November 2019 9:00 am

Going to Pizza Express is a very usual thing for me to do, unlike Prince Andrew. I grew up in…

George Osborne: I tried to swap jobs with William Hague

14 September 2019 9:00 am

I could be that rare thing: a former chancellor who is still a member of the Conservative party. Philip Hammond…

George Osborne: My campaign to Make Hancock Great Again

16 March 2019 9:00 am

The best thing about the Evening Standard going to print at lunchtime is that we can be first to a…

George Osborne: Davos diary

27 January 2018 9:00 am

We Citizens of Nowhere have made our home in Davos this week. Where else? Those who think we’re a remote…

Australian Notebook

1 March 2014 9:00 am

To Sydney for the first of three G20 meetings in Australia this year. It’s a long way to travel, but…